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Computer regulation thermography (CRT) is a tool used to get a functional picture of all the organ systems in the body. Testing is performed by measuring many different points on the skin which correspond to specific internal organs and tissues through viscerocutaneous reflexes. Thermography has been used in Europe for more that 20 years, and has recently been computerized to make interpretation easier and more accurate.
How does CRT work?
The autonomic nervous system, which controls automatic body functions, determines circulation to internal organs as well as the skin. It does this by altering the amount of dilation and constriction in blood vessels. Environmental temperature impacts the autonomic nervous system and, therefore, affects blood flow. By measuring the temperature of many different points on the skin before and after a cold stimulus, we can monitor changes in circulation. The actual temperature, as well as how it changes in response to the cold stimulus, provides information about the function of organs and tissues that correspond to the points being measured.
What will the thermography test be like?
After adapting to room temperature, the first set of measurements is taken. A ten-minute cooling phase follows before measuring the points a second time. After the results are interpreted, they will be explained during a follow-up appointment. Treatment will be based on the test's results, the patient's specific situation, and the doctor's assessment.
Why is CRT important for you?
Regulation thermography is effective in the early detection of many physical imbalances and diseases. Often times symptoms are affected by areas of the body that may not at first seem directly related. Thermography can help determine what additional lab work; if any; may be needed to determine the source of ill health; and can help avoid many unnecessary, expensive lab tests.
What can be determined by CRT?
CRT can discover possible sources of chronic disease and infections. Breast, ovarian, and prostate health can also be assessed. Possible cardiovascular, stomach, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder problems can be detected using the CRT. Unknown causes of infection and inflammation, allergic or toxic reactions to food, the presence of intestinal mycosis or dysbiosis, and possible correlations between dental health and disease can all be determined using CRT. Your overall vitality can be estimated by CRT.
How much will CRT cost?
The cost of thermography is $175. If you would like a thermography scan to determine the health of breast tissue only, the cost is $90. A dental thermogram is $65.
Please consider the following before receiving your thermogram:
- Do not shower, exercise, or engage in any activities that will increase your blood pressure.
- Eat a light breakfast. Do not drink coffee, including decaf, or any caffeinated beverages, like Coke or Pepsi. Herbal and green teas are okay.
- Please do not smoke or drink alcohol for a minimum of 24 hours before your appointment.
- Take only medications that you take regularly. Your physician can give you further information.
- Wear comfortable clothing that covers your arms and legs to your appointment, make sure to wear socks. A lose button-down shirt is great.
- Please do not wear tight clothing, including belts. Anything that leaves a red mark when you remove it is too tight.
- Do not use any creams, lotions, or make-up on your skin. Men should avoid shaving on the morning of their appointment.
- Avoid confrontation or emotional stress on the day of your thermogram.